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What is wrong with my screen?

#1hybrid100Posted 8/30/2013 1:57:44 PM
I am getting vertical stripes like this http://en.community.dell.com/cfs-file.ashx/__key/communityserver-discussions-components-files/3518/0272.screen2.jpg Do i need to replace it? The Laptop is around 6 years old, so if the screen is shot is replacing it even worth it at this point?
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#2hybrid100(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 2:55:14 PM
it is a Dell XPS M1530
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#3EStar999Posted 8/30/2013 3:24:14 PM(edited)
Download Dell Support Center and run a (full) PC checkup.

Download Link: http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/services/en/dsc_home?c=us&l=en
#4hybrid100(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 4:34:41 PM
passed it
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#5fataliPosted 8/30/2013 4:38:26 PM
that looks like half of the backlight is dead. most likely you'll need to replace the screen.
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#6hybrid100(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 4:43:15 PM
fatali posted...
that looks like half of the backlight is dead. most likely you'll need to replace the screen.


okay, what are we talking in terms of $$$ to replace a back light??
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#7hybrid100(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 5:45:38 PM
bump
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#8hybrid100(Topic Creator)Posted 8/30/2013 7:05:07 PM
bump
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#9Auron_59261Posted 8/30/2013 7:18:52 PM
Considering that the Dell XPS M1530 sells on ebay for anywhere between $50-$200, I'd say junk it and buy a new one.
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